Category: Ancient Macedonian History

Ancient sources about Ancient Macedonians and their Religion

Ancient sources about Ancient Macedonians and their Religion

[1] Quote: Having settled these affairs, he returned into Macedonia. He then offered to the Olympian Zeus the sacrifice which had been instituted by Archelaus, and had been customary up to that time; (Arrian Anab. I 11.1) [2] Quote: It is said he [Alexander] also held a public contest in honour of Muses (Arrian Anab. I 11.2) [3] Quote: when he was […]

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Stratonicus verifies greekness of ancient Macedonians

One of the most famous harp-players of the ancient Greek world was the Athenean Stratonicos (410-360 B.C). In Athenaeos Deipnosophistes, there are series of anecdotes concerning Stratonicos where except his witty answers we learn also valuable infos about life in ancient Greece Παράθεση: Stratonicus said once to the father of Chrysogonus, when he was saying that he had everything at […]

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The Meaning of Arrian, Anabasis 7. 9. 5

The Meaning of Arrian, Anabasis 7. 9. 5

The Meaning of Arrian, Anabasis 7. 9. 5 By N. G. L. Hammond Part of The Journal of Hellenic Studies, Vol. 119. (1999) The Meaning of Arrian, Anabasis 7. 9. 5 As I understand it, Alexander was refemng to the climax of Philip’s achievements, namely his appointment as Hegemon of what has usually been called ‘The League of Corinth’ or ‘The […]

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Hellenism of ancient Macedonian from FYROM sources

Hellenism of ancient Macedonian from FYROM sources

1)’We are not to be amazed that in the archaeological material of Pelagonia we have a rarely great wealth of reflections of all pronounced cultural events in the relations between middle-Danubian and Graeco-Aegean world ‘Mikulcic,Ivan “Pelagonija”,Skopje,1966,pp.2 ‘In a such great chronological distance in the life of ancient Pelagonia two stages are visible: development and existence in the frames of Hellenic […]

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Modern Historians about Macedonia – Nicholas G. L. Hammond

Modern Historians about Macedonia – Nicholas G. L. Hammond

Professor N.G.L Hammond Quote: The strand in his[Alexander] personality which needs to be emphasised in his religious faith. Since childhood he had worshipped Heracles Patrous, the son of Zeus and a mortal woman and through his mother he was descended from Achilles, son of the goddess Thetis and a mortal Peleus. In his mother’s veins there was also the blood […]

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Earliest Argeadae women names

Earliest Argeadae women names

Some almost unknown names are those of the royal Argeadae women. We know many of the earliest mother-queens (Vasilomitores) names from an account of Satyrus. Satyrus Ox. Pap. 27 (* 1962) Παράθεση: Δε η Αριστοδ[ά]μιδαν ή Αριστομ[ίδα δε] Κ[άρα]νον Καράνου δε και Λαν[-] [Κοί]νον Κοίνου δε Τυρίμμαν Τ[υ]- ιμμα δε και Κλεονίκης Περ[δίκκαν] Π[ερδ]ίκκου δε και Κλεοπάτρας [Αργαίον] Αργαίου δε […]

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Persian Testimonies about ancient Macedonian Ethnicity

Persian Testimonies about ancient Macedonian Ethnicity

Figure 1 1. Yauna Takabara A Persian inscription dating from 513 BCE records the European peoples who were, at that date, subject to the Great King. One of these people is described as Yauna Takabara, meaning ‘Ionians whose head-dress is like a shield’. The Persians, like other eastern peoples of antiquity, are known to have applied the term ‘Ionians’ to […]

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Isocrates phrase “OYX OMOFYLOY GENOYS”

One of the usual arguments of FYROM’s propagandists is touching phrases used by Isocrates in his letter to Philip II of Macedonia. Specifically he used the phrases “ALOFYLON TO GENOS”, “OYX OMOFYLOY GENOYS”. Lets analyze what these phrases mean and if they are an indication of non-greekness of Macedonia as Skopjan propagandists wanna believe. Firstly we should consider if they have […]

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Religion in ancient Macedonia

Religion in ancient Macedonia

Religion From the data at our disposal at present, we know that the Macedonians worshipped the twelve Olympian gods, both collectively and individually, and also Pluto, Persephone, Dionysos, Pan, Hestia, Heracles, Asklepios, Okeanos, Amphitrite, the Nereids, Thetys, Orpheus, the Diocouroi, Amphilochos, the Nymphs, the Graces, the Fates, Hygieia, Lethe, Nemesis and Eros. They also gave them the familiar Greek epithets, […]

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Macedonia in Antiquity – the Greek ethnicity of ancient Macedonians

Macedonia in Antiquity Historical evidence and archaeological finds point to the existence of Greek-speaking inhabitants of the North Pindus mountains in the period 2200-2100 B.C. These Protohellenic tribes are thought to have broken away from the main bulk of the family of Indo-European peoples in the course of the 5th millennium B.C. and to have spread throughout the area known […]

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